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Old 01-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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I had my trans ( 4R75E ) rebuilt and the shop had to put in a new torque converter after they rebuilt it, the second converter is now bad/ not working right so, the trans was pulled again and is being rebuilt all over again.....

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON A TOP QUALITY CONVERTER?

PLEASE HELP ME GET OUT OF THIS TRANS HELL!
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REALLY? Nobody has any info....how sad.....thanks for the help guys!
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No need to get pissy. It's not likely the quality of the converter. I'm guessing an incomplete job by your trans shop. When a trans or converter fails and pollutes the system with clutch materials there is a procedure that must be followed or the trans will fail again. Often between 1,000 & 10,000 miles.

Here it goes. The trans lines (item 7) must be removed and flushed repeatedly in both directions with radiator cleaner.
The cooler bypass (item 8)must be removed, disassembled and cleaned.
The trans cooler remove and discard. The ports inside are to small and it can never be flushed completely clean. Materials will remain inside and dislodge later while under use due to heat and pressures thus polluting the system again.
The radiator should also be replaced but if money is tight it is possible to flush it using the same procedure as on the lines.
Lastly an inline trans filter should be installed and changed every 10,000 miles. Rockauto carries them. Run $10. Heres a pic of where I installed mine. Made it easy.
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BF, any picks of the inline filter installed on your truck?
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I'll snap one in the morning. It's quite simple. As you can see in the pic there is a section of rubber hose in the metal lines. This is a great spot to make the cuts and add the filter.
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No need to get pissy. It's not likely the quality of the converter. I'm guessing an incomplete job by your trans shop. When a trans or converter fails and pollutes the system with clutch materials there is a procedure that must be followed or the trans will fail again. Often between 1,000 & 10,000 miles.

Here it goes. The trans lines (item 7) must be removed and flushed repeatedly in both directions with radiator cleaner.
The cooler bypass (item 8)must be removed, disassembled and cleaned.
The trans cooler remove and discard. The ports inside are to small and it can never be flushed completely clean. Materials will remain inside and dislodge later while under use due to heat and pressures thus polluting the system again.
The radiator should also be replaced but if money is tight it is possible to flush it using the same procedure as on the lines.
Lastly an inline trans filter should be installed and changed every 10,000 miles. Rockauto carries them. Run $10. Heres a pic of where I installed mine. Made it easy.
Click the image to open in full size.

It's extremely frustrating, Thanks for the help...I found Circle D, IP, and Monster Transmissions make a top notch heavey duty torque converter. I'm sure there's more co. out there......
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I am running a Circle D and love it. It's handling the roughly 650hp at the crank nicely. Again make sure the shop does the work mentioned above and you will be good to go. The stock converter is a tough one too. Fatherfords and many others have held up to the 500-600hp+ that has been thrown at them for years.

Lucky13 I forgot to take the pic plus plans had to be changed today. I will be changing my spark plugs tomorrow if all goes well so I will snap a shot then.
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BF, any picks of the inline filter installed on your truck?
Here ya go. About 7 o'clock from the oil filter when you pop the hood and look straight down (bottom pic is upside down). Its the part with Raybestos written on it.

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Thanks for the pic . Going to have to look into that

Let me ask you this though. Wouldn't that filter be after the main filter in the tranny so in theory the main filter will still get most of the junk?
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Thanks for the pic . Going to have to look into that

Let me ask you this though. Wouldn't that filter be after the main filter in the tranny so in theory the main filter will still get most of the junk?
Actually glad this topic came up. I have had mine in since 50k and she now has 68k. This thread reminded me to replace my filter. Just ordered one http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php and I used this discount code 77490883309367. Went ahead and ordered O2 sensors too!

To answer your question the stock filter and magnet still do their jobs. Your pan has a magnet of course but not all fluid is forced to by it. This filter is magnetic and all fluid will regularly have to pass through this thus capturing more. These are actually part many tsb's from numerous manufactors when replacing trans.
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